Parent Welcome Center
General Info & Assistance
M-F, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(901) 416-5300
[email protected]

Elementary Resources

The following ESL resources are available to English Learners via the Clever Single Sign On account. While there are a number of choices available, we encourage students to find one or two they like so that learning remains enjoyable and consistent. Additionally, we hope that you'll be able to find some time for your own learning! Should you wish to practice English while at home with your children, please note the Rosetta Stone learning opportunity for adults within the provided list of resources. Any ongoing practice with reading, writing, listening to and speaking the English language is beneficial. Thank you.

Los siguientes recursos de ESL en línea están disponibles para los Estudiantes de Inglés en SCS a través de su cuenta Clever Single Sign On. Si bien hay una serie de opciones de programas disponibles, alentamos a los estudiantes a encontrar uno o dos con los que disfruten aprendiendo, para que el aprendizaje siga siendo agradable y consistente. Cualquier práctica continua con el idioma inglés es beneficiosa. Gracias.

The following programs are accessible via the student’s SCS Clever Login.


READING A-Z FOR GRADES K-12

Your child has been given access to Kids A-Z, an interactive website with thousands of texts and resources to access via an app or download. The resources are available in English and Spanish. Your child can sign on using their Clever password to gain access to the texts and resources and receive weekly assignments from their teacher to help improve their reading ability. Additionally, students can go to the "Reading Room" and choose any text that they would like for additional reading practice. If you would like to receive activity and progress reports for your child and send him/her messages, you can register for parent access via your child's teacher.

  • Compatible on all devices with internet, including smartphones
  • Recommended usage time: 3-4 times per week for up to 30 minutes


IMAGINE LEARNING: LANGUAGE & LITERACY FOR GRADES K-6

All K-6 ESL students have been given access to Imagine Learning, an interactive website that helps students learn to read through games, activities and multiple texts. Your child will have the opportunity to practice essential skills for reading through a set of activities that are personalized to your child's needs. Imagine Learning provides home language support in over 15 languages, as well as opportunities for your child to practice speaking and writing in English. Your child will log on using their Clever password in order to access all the games, activities and texts that Imagine Learning has to offer.

  • Accessible via most MACs, PCs, Chromebooks and KindleFire. Not compatible with smart phones
  • Recommended usage: 60-90 minutes per week


IMAGINE MATH: GRADES K - ALGEBRA I & GEOMETRY

Imagine Learning focuses on Math skills for students in grades K-2 and 3 through Algebra I and Geometry. If your child is in grades 3-12 and needs extra help, they can text chat with a live, state-certified Math teacher and see calculations on the screen. Tutors speak both English and Spanish. As students complete Math lessons, they can earn points to use towards class competitions, donate to qualified local and national charities or buy enhancements for their avatar.

  • Accessible via most MACs, PCs, Chromebooks and KindleFire. Not compatible with smart phones
  • Recommended usage: One lesson completed per week


LEXIACORE5 FOR GRADES K-5

Parent Letters in 10 languages

The activities in Core5 support and build on our classroom curriculum and focus on developing reading skills in six essential areas. Your child begins Core5 at a starting point that fits his or her needs and works on online activities throughout the week, including direct instruction and feedback as your child learns new skills. For additional supports and resources for families, including Clever sign-on instructions, click here.

  • Accessible via iPads, computers and laptops
  • Recommended usage: 15 minutes per day


LEXIA: POWERUP FOR GRADES 6-12

Parent Letters in 10 languages

The activities in PowerUp support and build on our English/Language Arts classroom curriculum, focusing on developing reading skills in three essential areas. Your child’s first PowerUp session begins with a placement activity that determines the starting point based on their needs. Then, your child works on online activities throughout the week and will be rewarded for consistent, strong work by earning streaks and “powering up” over skills they already know. Ask your child about their highest streak and what they’ve learned. Click here for additional supports and resources for families, including Clever sign-on instructions.

  • Accessible on iPads, computers and laptops
  • Recommended Usage: 20-25 minutes per day


ROSETTA STONE FOR STUDENTS GRADES K-12

English Learners in Shelby County Schools now have access to beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of English via Rosetta Stone. This program allows participants to learn English from a computer or mobile app. Students can sign in on a computer via Clever or download the mobile app and sign in with their SCS password as an SSO. With Rosetta Stone, they can learn English vocabulary and practice speaking, pronunciation, reading and writing.

  • Accessible on: Laptops, iPads and Smart Phones (on and offline)
  • Recommended usage time: 15-30 minutes per day

Additional Resources
(Workbooks, flashcards, storybooks & memory card game)


ROSETTA STONE FOR ADULTS

SCS EL Parent Login
Sign-In Guide

Parents of English Learners in Shelby County Schools now have access to level 1 English via Rosetta Stone. This program allows participants to learn English from a computer or mobile app. Once parents have signed up, they can learn English vocabulary and practice speaking, pronunciation, reading and writing. Licenses are limited to the first 2,500 parents to sign up. (Please note,SCS reserves the right to remove a license if this is shared with non-SCS parents, used for languages other than English and/or not used at all after signing in.)

  • Accessible on: Laptops, iPads and Smart Phones (on and offline)
  • Recommended usage time: 15-30 minutes per day

Additional Resources
(Workbooks, flashcards, storybooks & memory card game)


CONNECT WITH US